Seattle, Wash. (August 3-5)
The JEGS Mail Order team will be represented at this weekend’s event in Seattle by six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr., who will continue his pursuit of the Mello Yello Pro Stock championship.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. is once again racing as a teammate to two-time world champ Erica Enders. The Elite team also includes Pro Stock racers Vincent Nobile and Alex Laughlin. Jeg Jr.’s crew chief is multi-talented Rickie Jones, who has extensive experience as a driver, chassis builder, and tuner. The Elite team also includes crew chiefs Rick Jones, Mark Ingersoll and Brian “Lump” Self, who regularly share data.
Jeg Jr. will be pulling double-duty racing in Seattle, racing in Stock Eliminator behind the wheel of his Dodge Challenger Drag Pak entry.
After 15 of 24 events, Jeg Jr. enters this week’s event at the No. 5 ranked driver in the Pro Stock class. He is just 23 points behind fourth-place Vincent Nobile.
Jeg Jr. has won at least one NHRA national event at 24 different including Pacific Raceways. The only current stops on the on the NHRA Mello Yello tour where he has not won are the events in Epping, N.H, and Norwalk, Ohio.
So far this season, Jeg Jr. has recorded Pro Stock wins in Chicago, Bristol, and last week’s event in Sonoma. He has also earned the Super Comp title in Richmond, Va.
Jeg Jr. won the 2002 NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways, driving to a final round victory over Mark Whisnant. Jeg Jr. also has runner-up finishes in Seattle in 2000, 2013, and 2015. In 2000, he lost to Richie Stevens. In 2013, he was runner-up to Vincent Nobile and in 2015, he lost in the final to Chris McGaha. In 2000, 2002, and 2013, Jeg Jr. went on to win the Pro Stock championship.
In 18 career appearances in Seattle, Jeg Jr. has a round win record of 19-17 in Pro Stock competition.
Jeg Jr. has qualified 12th or better in all 18 previous appearances at Pacific Raceways including a best of No. 3 in 2000.
Jeg Jr. is a five-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock champion. He earned season titles in 2000, 2002, 2007-2008 and 2013. As a sportsman driver, Jeg Jr. also claimed the NHRA Super Gas championship in 1992.
Jeg Jr. is NHRA’s all-time leader in holeshot victories with 102.
During his Pro Stock career, Jeg Jr. has competed in 420 events and has a round-win record of 629-343. He has red-lighted just 23 times and failed to qualify just 16 times.
Jeg Jr. has won 61 Pro Stock races in 105 final round appearances. Including his 19 sportsman wins, Jeg has 80 wins in 130 finals.
As a sportsman racer, Jeg Jr. has won 19 times in six different classes; Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Top Dragster.
The Coughlin family, including John, Troy, Mike, Jeg Jr. and Troy Jr. have combined for 120 NHRA national event victories since 1990. The Coughlin's have won in ten different eliminators including Pro Stock, Pro Stock Truck, Pro Mod, Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster.
Team JEGS - By the Numbers (CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals Edition)
4: National event wins for Jeg Coughlin Jr. this season (three in Pro Stock and one in Super Comp).
4: Pro Stock final rounds for Jeg Coughlin Jr. in Seattle
7: Different classes where Jeg Coughlin Jr. has won at least one NHRA national event title (the only driver in history to do so)
10: Number of classes where the Coughlin family has earned an NHRA national event victory
17: Top-10 finishes for Jeg Coughlin Jr. in the Pro Stock class since 1998
120: Combined NHRA national event victories for the Coughlin family
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Scott "Woody" Woodruff
JEGS, Director of Media & Motorsports
Office: 800-345-4545 (ext. 1412)